Astrophel and Stella: 53

Original Text: 
The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia written by Sir Philip Sidney, Knight. Now the third time published with sundry new additions of the same author. Edinburgh: Printed by Robert Walde-graue, 1599. STC 22542.
3While with the peoples shouts I must confesse,
4Youth, luck, and praise, euen fild my veines with pride
5When Cupid hauing me his slaue descride,
7What now sir foole, said he, I would no lesse,
8Looke here, I say, I look'd and Stella spide.
9Who hard by made a window send forth light,
10My heart then quak'd, then dazled were mine eyes,
12Nor trumpets sound I heard, nor friendly cries,
13My Foe came on, and beat the aire for me,
14Till that her blush taught me my shame to see.


1] martiall sports: tournaments Back to Line
2] staues: the staff used in tilting exercises Back to Line
6] prauncing in the presse: riding a horse (elegantly) in the middle of the combat Back to Line
11] forgat to rule: forgot to rule (i.e. control) the horse Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
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